#KentFAThanksU A Success!


Over the last two weeks Kent football came together to say a very big #KentFAThanksU to its brilliant volunteer workforce.

From the 1st to 14th May 2017, we shinned the spotlight on Kent’s football volunteers with daily features on some of Kent’s brilliant volunteers while sharing good practice to support clubs and leagues to recruit and recognise its workforce.

Below are some of the highlights and a film from a special two weeks, all in support of volunteers.



The campaign kicked off with over 2800 postcards being sent to Kent football volunteers from secretaries to coaches through to club welfare officers and treasures.

The #KentFAThanksU campaign was led by the Kent FA Youth Council, together with the Kent FA and saw clubs and leagues from across Kent join in by tweeting and posting photos and saying thanks to the amazing volunteers that make football in their organisation happen.

Social Media played a huge part in the celebrations with over 2000 tweets and 4.5 million timeline deliveries. Here are some of the tweets and #KentFAThanksU that were posted over the two weeks


Surprise, surprise!

Over the course of the two weeks the Kent FA Youth Council ambassadors and staff also carried out ten surprise visits and presentations to some of our very special volunteers. Below is a list of those volunteers who received a special #KentFAThanksU – you can click their name for pictures and videos of the presentation.


Sharing is caring

Over the two weeks our website was full of articles showcasing some of our volunteers as well as tips and advice on how clubs and leagues can recruit and retain volunteers.

Volunteer spotlight articles

-          Amy Nash (Young volunteer coach).
-          Ken Brooke (League volunteer).
-          Toby Elgar (Young volunteer).
-          Sarah M’Grady (Club volunteer).
-          Charlotte Richardson (Marketing volunteer).
-          Dave McGovarin (League and club volunteer).

Support and recruit articles.

-          FA Football Futures programme.
-          University Student Volunteering and Opportunities.
-          Volunteer Centres.
-          Perfect Match tool.
-          How the Kent FA supports volunteers.
-          Do-it.org volunteer recruitment.
-          Empowering young volunteers.


For more details

For more details of how the Kent FA can help clubs and leagues recruit and retain volunteers please email volunteer@kentfa.com.

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